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We are Jake & Nathalia

 
 

...born of the moon & stars and head honchos here at Seattle Pilates Collective. We like to think that the universe has a special way of making shit happen.

A decade ago, we found Pilates and have been hooked ever since.

Over time, we each felt as if there was something lacking within the community; there was a certain magic we craved and were too stubborn not to chase.

So, the universe serendipitously brought us together, as it so often does, and we built our dream collective.

Seattle Pilates Co. is here to break away from the norm and create a community where everyone feels welcome to gather, move freely, ask questions and be their true badass self.

No matter where we come from in life, we believe it all comes down to one thing:

 
 
 
 
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The Squad

 
Aimee Meisgier Pilates Instructor

Aimee Meisgeier 

 450 hour PMA accredited Pilates certification

 BASI Mat certification

 Beyond Barre certification

 Tracey Mallet’s Booty Barre certification

+ Are you a hunter or gatherer?

I would consider myself a hunter because I am a "go-get-it" type of person who has no problem being proactive in my quests in life.

+ What's your favorite '90s jam?

Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do it".

+ If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I would be a horse because I have always been in awe of their beauty; physically, spiritually and in the flow of their movements. It's a dream of mine to own one someday.

 
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Char Powell

 Stott™ Pilates certified studio Instructor 

 Total Barre™ trained instructor

 ZENGA™ trained instructor

 PhysicalMind Institute™ certified Matwork and Method of Joseph Pilates

  Pacific Yoga Teacher Training™ Program (originally Yoga Tree Seattle) Trained

+ What is your favorite Pilates exercise and why?

It has got to be running. I have found it one of the most universally beneficial for many unique bodies.

Great realigning for foot, knee, hip, and reforming into the core, plus it works a connected body awareness so easily at that deeper level.

It's my muscle fascia happy place!

+ If you had a jelly filled center what would it be?

Well, it wouldn't be jelly, it would be JAM! Jam, I am !

Any flavor, as long as it is of fresh, natural ingredients, of course made with love.

Hmm, now I am imagining...yes, I must say, I also have a wish for a filling of a particularly good Bavarian creme!

+ What is your catch phrase?

"A.B.C. Always Be Catching." (Proactive way of reminding myself "Don't Drop!") Also works for "Align, Breathe, Center”

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ALISON

600 Bodytonic Gymnasium Pilates Teacher Certification

MA Somatic Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Rehabilitation Intensive with Lizz Roman

Ana Forrest Yoga Teacher Certification

+ What is your soundtrack to your life?

Currently some combination of Justice, Radiohead, and Chance the Rapper

+ Are you a hunter or gatherer?

I definitely prefer to pick fruits and vegetables than contemplate meat

+ If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Wolf, because they're bad ass and travel in packs

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Rachel Connelly

 

 STOTT Pilates certified: Comprehensive Mat and Reformer, Intensive Cadillac/Chair/Barrels

 STOTT Pilates trained: Advanced Mat and Reformer

 STOTT Pilates Injuries and Special Populations and Anatomy Principles

+ Are you a hunter or gatherer?

I would consider myself a gatherer. I am always working to reach client goals through thoughtful planning of exercises that could vary endlessly depending on the group or individual. Staying up to date on anatomical principles, exercises, and modifications is an important piece of my skill set- I can’t help but to gather as much information about the Pilates method as possible!

+ You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be?

I would be Lavender. Its bright, its soothing, and its my favorite sent. Being a PNW Native it always reminds me of home.

+ If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Out of all the animals, I identify most with the playful, charismatic nature of the dolphin. Just like my spirit animal, I love to be social and part of a group. Growing up surrounded by water has made it an integral part of my life and a source of calm when life gets hectic.

 
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Courtney Stone

 STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor

 STOTT Pilates Injuries & Special Populations and Anatomy Principles

 Total Barre Trained Instructor

 Bodhi Suspension System Trained Instructor

  NASM Certified Personal Trainer

+ If you had a jelly filled center what would it be?

I favor the savory, not the sweet. So, cheese! Most things should be filled with cheese.

+ You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be?

Oil Slick (sheer black w/ subtle iridescent highlights of jewel toned purple, orange, green and blue hues)

+ Whats your catch phrase?

Depending on the circumstance, it's a toss up between "Look what I can do!" borrowed from Stuart Larkin, Mad TV .... or "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" borrowed from Patches O'Houlihan, Dodgeball...A True Underdog Story

 
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